Monthly Archives: May 2014

Travelex rant

Wow, so Travelex managed to screw me pretty royally.  Pretty fitting considering I’m in the UK where they know a little something about royalty.  This is a pure rant so if you aren’t interested, I highly recommend the Solar roadways … Continue reading

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Tebo, Sam, and the whitewashing of hate

I don’t watch sports.  Whatever media attention Michael Sam received never entered my sphere of awareness.  On the other hand, the backlash to it is all over my social media and news feeds.  Note I didn’t say the reaction to … Continue reading

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Solar Roadways is funding – and why you should care

Scott and Julie Brusaw of Idaho came up with the brilliant idea of embedding solar cells into roadways.  Even with the meager conversion rates of today’s solar cells and even in the more Northern regions where the incident solar angle … Continue reading

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American slavery – it’s a thing

After an informal analysis of the health insurance system in the USA, I’ve come to the conclusion that while Lincoln may have freed the slaves, we haven’t actually abolished slavery here.  In fact, it is alive and well, enshrined in … Continue reading

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The Peter Principle

My wife and I were watching TV this evening when I paused the show for a bio-break.  Unbeknownst to my wife, one of our cats pushed his way in whilst I was in the bathroom.  From her vantage point in … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality – Part 2

In my yesterday’s Net Neutrality post I wrote “For your ISP, a packet is a packet is a packet.” In another forum, Howard responds: Speaking as an ISP engineer, no, it isn’t that simple. Set aside preferential charging of source … Continue reading

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